More than nine years after 9/11, America’s intelligence-sharing system continues to be impeded by legal and technical difficulties. As a result, important intelligence reports may be slow to reach those officials who could to take action on them. One such problem surfaced in Congress earlier this week: a glitch in the wording of the Freedom of Information Act.
U.S. officials are downplaying the seriousness of a possible threat related to the visit to London by Pope Benedict XVI. News of the alleged threat surfaced on Friday when London's Metropolitan Police Service, a.k.a. Scotland Yard, issued a statement confirming that counterterrorism investigators had arrested five men early Friday morning "on suspicion of the commission, preparation, or instigation of acts of terrorism."
Scattered, violent anti-American protests in Islamic countries have been reported over the last few days, but U.S. government counterterrorism experts say the absence of any inflammatory televised images of Qurans being burned during recent 9/11 commemorations mean that such demonstrations should soon fizzle.
Nuclear-proliferation experts are expressing deep skepticism regarding a controversial Iranian exile group’s claims that Iran is building a new secret underground uranium-enrichment site not far from Tehran.
At least six separate groups are planning demonstrations Saturday for and against the proposed Islamic cultural center near the site of the 9/11 attacks, say law enforcers in New York City. Nevertheless, the New York Police Department and other agencies are well prepared, and authorities are not expecting major trouble.
A London-based journalism nonprofit is working with the WikiLeaks Web site and TV and print media in several countries on programs and stories based on what is described as massive cache of classified U.S. military field reports related to the Iraq War.
A statement released by Scotland Yard on Monday and posted on the Web site of the London Metropolitan Police Service reveals more details about the peculiar death of Gareth Williams, a 31-year-old mathematics wizard who worked for Britain's electronic-eavesdropping agency, but sheds no light on possible causes.
A senior prosecutor in Sweden on Wednesday announced she is reopening an official investigation into a rape allegation against Julian Assange, the Australian cofounder of the whistle-blowing Web site WikiLeaks. She also said a parallel investigation into allegations of "molestation" by Assange will not only continue but also apparently be expanded.
A senior Swedish prosecutor is expected to announce Wednesday whether she believes there is sufficient evidence to continue to pursue a sex-related investigation of Julian Assange, the Australian frontman for the whistle-blowing Web site WikiLeaks.
U.S. authorities are still not sure what the bottom line is in an investigation that led to the detention in the Netherlands on Monday of two Yemeni men who were trying to fly from the U.S. to their homeland. American officials said evidence is accumulating that the men did not know each other before they were arrested by Dutch authorities.
A leader in the movement protesting plans to build an Islamic cultural center two blocks from Ground Zero in lower Manhattan is defending the actions of a right-wing, anti-Muslim group that was involved in violent clashes with British riot police over the weekend.
In the latest in a series of surprising prosecutions related to alleged sources for news reporters, the Justice Department late Friday announced a grand-jury indictment against Stephen Jin-Woo Kim, an employee of a government contractor, for allegedly leaking unspecified national defense secrets to an unidentified national news organization.
As part of the spy-swap deal that let her leave the country, flame-haired Russian sleeper agent Anna Chapman agreed to what U.S. officials claimed was a strict condition: she could not profit from her story. There's disagreement now over whether she's sticking with the deal.
Some U.S. national-security and intelligence officials are expressing exasperation at revelations—including front-page stories two days' running in the nation’s most important newspapers—alleging that the CIA has been secretly bribing numerous aides to Hamid Karzai, the embattled Afghan president.
Three suspects arrested by Canadian authorities this week on terrorism-related charges had been collecting materials and instructions for building homemade bombs and may have considered targeting Canadian government buildings, national-security officials say.
A Swedish lawyer representing two women whose allegations triggered a sexual-misconduct investigation of Julian Assange has given Declassified the first on-the-record confirmation of the allegations that led to the issuance—and then rapid cancellation—of a warrant on a rape charge and to a parallel investigation into alleged “molestation.”
London's Guardian, a newspaper known for its liberal politics and freedom-of-information campaigns, published in its Tuesday edition what appears to be the most extensive account to date of the events that led Swedish prosecutors to open investigations into allegations of sexual misconduct by WikiLeaks founder and frontman Julian Assange.
Prosecutors in Sweden may decide as early as Tuesday whether to continue or permanently close two sex-crimes investigations of Julian Assange, the founder and frontman for the whistle-blowing Web site WikiLeaks.
In a bizarre sequence of events that echoed the plot of a Stieg Larsson novel, Swedish prosecutors on Saturday initially indicated that they were seeking to arrest WikiLeaks frontman Julian Assange in connection with a rape and molestation investigation, but they later issued a statement that Assange was no longer wanted.
A lawyer representing the whistle-blowing Web site WikiLeaks says U.S. government officials have been given codes and passwords granting them online access to official U.S. government documents that WikiLeaks so far has not published.
Retired pitching ace Roger Clemens might have avoided being indicted by the feds for obstructing and lying to Congress if he hadn't been so intent on telling his story at a public congressional hearing, NEWSWEEK has learned.
The Obama administration is deeply worried that an appeals court in Thailand will succumb to pressure from the Kremlin tonight and allow a Russian alleged to be one of the world’s most notorious illicit arms dealers to walk free.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai failed to give the American Embassy in Kabul advance notice that he was about to issue an edict ordering private security companies operating in Afghanistan to fold up shop within four months.
An article in The Atlantic reports that Iran may be nearing the "point of no return" in its pursuit of an atomic bomb. Therefore, there is a "better than 50 percent chance" Israel will launch an attack against Iranian nuclear sites by "next July." We are skeptical.